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pitcher plant

noun
1.
any of various insectivorous New World bog plants of the genera Sarracenia, Darlingtonia, and Heliamphora, having tubular or trumpet-shaped leaves containing a liquid in which insects are trapped.
2.
the common pitcher plant, S. purpurea, having red or green leaves and a large, nodding, globular dull-red flower.
3.
any of various insectivorous Old World plants of the genus Nepenthes, having leathery leaves each ending in a tendril that bears a lidded, pitcherlike receptacle.
Origin
1810-1820
1810-20
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Examples for pitcher plant
  • The first one is the pitcher plant, a plant that has a tube-shaped leaf.
  • Insectivorous plant species include yellow pitcher plant, purple pitcher plant, sweet pitcher plant and three species of sundews.
  • Insectivorous plants such as pitcher plant and sundew can be quite numerous.
  • The bogs contain unusual indigenous plant species, including two carnivorous plants, the sundew and the pitcher plant.
British Dictionary definitions for pitcher plant

pitcher plant

noun
1.
any of various insectivorous plants of the genera Sarracenia, Darlingtonia, Nepenthes, and Cephalotus, having leaves modified to form pitcher-like organs that attract and trap insects, which are then digested See also huntsman's-cup
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